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Full text of "Rama Vijaya"

34                '       Kamavijaya.

In the forest. Rama having found that he was a demon,
-cut off his arms and killed the monster on the spot.
Kaband was the son of Kashapa, a Rishi. One day he
got drank and frightened another Rishi, Stulashira, who
cursed him, saying that he would be a demon but that he
would be released from the curse when Rama would kill
liim. . As soon as he was killed by Rama, he assumed
Ms original form and stood before him. He said that
:his head was separated by Indra from his body with his
vajra*, as he was performing a severe penance to enable
him to take the kingdom of the god. On the road Rama
killed tha eighteen demons whom Ravana had sent, and
came to the Pampa sarovar^ where Rama and and Lak-
shuman sat down, for rest under the -shade of . a banian
tree. From the hills, called Rishimukha, the five monkeys
saw them. Sugriva was afraid and said, u I think,
Vali, my brother, has sent those two warriors to kill me."
"So saying he was to flee, when Maruti said, '* Do not be
afraid. I will ascertain who those warriors are.*' So
-saying Maruti jumped upon the tree and, having plucked
off the branches of it, threw them at Rama, who cut them
off with his dbanushabans. Maruti then threw large stones
and mountains at him but he broke them in a minute,
and hurted the monkey in tha air. His father, the wind,
s-mpported Mm, while he was falling down, and bade him
worship Rarna. He came down and, having thrown him-
self at the feet of the prince, implored his pardon, which
was readily granted by him. H became a great devotee
of Rama; and one day while he was shampooing the feet of
the prince he said to him, " I shall be very glad to intro-
duce you to Sugriva, brother of the king of this place, if
yon promise me that you will protect him." "Just tell me
who that Sugriva is," replied Rama. Whereupon Maruti
related the story of the life of Sugriva, which is as follows :
* A weapon. f A ri^er called Pampa.